اَعْظَمَ اللهُ اُجُورَنَا بِمُصَابِنَا بِالْحُسَينِ عَلَيهِ السلَام
May Allah (SWT) make our reward and your reward great, for our grief for Imam Husayn (as).
Our condolences to the Imam of our time, Imam al-Mahdi (aj), and to all of the lovers of the Ahulubayt worldwide on these nights of the month of Muharram.
Fajr Jamaat Salaat this weekend, will be held at 5:45am followed by Nyaz.
The #72 campaign for the Al-Abbas Islamic Centre would like to remind everyone to donate generously towards the building of our centre. This is a one off donation of £72 in the honour of the brave heroes of Kerbala. Please donate generously in the name of Hazrat Abbas (as) and gift from Sawaab-e-Jariya for our Marhumeen whilst donating in their name.
Muharram CDs for the Tejani brothers, Brother Imran Datoo and the Islamic Calendars for this year are now available to purchase. Please contact Sukaina Aunty Khoja in the ladies and the treasurer’s desk in the gents to purchase a copy. All proceeds will go towards the Al-Abbas Islamic Centre Fund.
Letters for parents who are wishing to obtain a day off from school for their children for Ashura have been made available on the Jamaat website and have also been circulated on WhatsApp today.
This Ashra-e-Muharram, we are honoured to have with us world renowed English Latmiyya reciter, Mulla Ammar al-Nasheed. InshaAllah he will be reciting Matam in the mainhall tomorrow and in the English marquee on Sunday after the Main Majlises.
The program tomorrow will commence at 7.32pm with Maghribain Salaat followed by Marshiyya, Majlis, Matam & ending with Ziyarat.
For all those in the English halls: Please note that Dr. Mahmood Datoo’s lectures will not be live streamed or recorded. Please kindly refrain from making any private recordings of the lectures.
Sheikh Jaffer Ladak has launched a book entitled ‘Baldaatun Tayyibatun’ which will be on sale on the book stall in the main car park. The cost in £12 per copy with all proceeds going towards the Yemen Appeal and the Al-Abbas Islamic Centre Fund.
Announcement regarding car parking during Ashra' Muharram
The Jamaat has arranged car park facilities for Ashra' Muharram at the St. Paul’s School. Those who wish to leave early, or soon after the program, are requested to park their cars at this site as they are unlikely to get blocked. Security arrangements have been made. Can I remind mumineen to please collect their cars within 30 minutes after the program end.
During Ashra-e-Muharram, the main car park will be reserved for disabled drivers and those in need. Special passes will be given. Please make sure these are displayed in your cars clearly. The spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. For those who need these passes please see Brother Hussain Hirji in the security office. Please contact volunteers if assistance is needed once the car park is full. To avoid unnecessary congestion, kindly avoid driving around the ladies drop-off area unless extremely necessary. The main gates will remain closed for approximately 20 minutes after the program due to health and safety reasons.
Virtual Reality Kerbala
The Birmingham Abbasi Youth Network present “Virtual Reality Kerbala”. Come experience and re-live the tragedy of Karbala through virtual reality. Stand next to Hazrat Abbas (as) and walk with Imam Husain (as).Tickets are being sold outside the gents and ladies entrances. All proceeds will go towards the Al-Abbas Islamic Centre Fund. Please note that there are limited spaces available.
Matam and Shabih
Anyone who would like to hold the Shabihs during Ashra-e-Muharram is requested to give their names to Alimehdi Moti. All allocations will be made on a strictly first come first served basis.
Anyone who would like to recite Saf Matam during Ashra e Muharram should give their names to Tawfiq Jivraj.
Muharram / Safar Fund
Mu’mineen are requested to donate generously into the Muharram/Safar Fund. The Muharram/Safar Fund is a general fund that will be used for all the various costs that are incurred during these two months. These include the cost of the Marquee, Alims, Ashura Nyaz, Chehlum Nyaz, Tabarruk and Sabil. Those who wish to donate towards a specific cause should mention this when making the donation.
Mu’mineen are also requested to donate generously into the Nyaz Fund. This fund will be used to cover the cost of the various other Nyaz that will be organised during these two months.
Sub Committee Announcements
Muhammadi Madrasah Admission
The application window for Muhammadi Madrasah for the academic year January 2019 to December 2019 is now open. Parentsand or Guardians wishing to apply can do so by following the link on the screens. Details are also available on the notice boards in the Gents and Ladies Imambargah as well as on the main page of our Jamaat's website.
Milton Keynes Muharram Juloos
The Milton Keynes Muharram Juloos this year will take place on Sunday 7th of October commencing at 12.56pm with Salatul Zohr at the Zainabiya Islamic Centre followed by the Juloos starting from Milton Keynes Central railway station at 2pm to the Church of Christ the where there will have an interfaith program. All are requested to attend.
Leicester Muharram Juloos
The 30th Annual Muharram Procession in Leicester will take place on Sunday 16th September, being the 5th of Muharram starting at 2pm from the Leicester Town Hall Square. Mumineen are requested to attend. Please see the screens or noticeboards for more information.